Judging criteria

All entries into the 2021 Master Builders Housing & Construction Award are judged against the following criteria:

Housing

View the judging criteria for awards in the Housing categories.

Construction

View the judging criteria for awards in the Construction categories.

Specialty

View the judging criteria for awards in the Specialty categories.

Rising Star

View the judging criteria for the Rising Star Award.

Women in Building

View the judging criteria for the Women in Building Award.

Apprentice

View the judging criteria for the Apprentice of the Year Award.

Judging process

Once you’ve entered your project, we’ll let you know the next steps in the process.

Each entry is assessed against the judging criteria by a panel of independent judges during an on-site inspection.

Here's a brief overview of the judging process:

  1. Entry submitted through the online awards entry system.
  2. After entries are closed an on-site inspection is scheduled – Master Builders will contact you to advise your allocated inspection day and time.

    On-site judging excludes entrants in the following categories, which/who will be judged solely on the submission provided:

    Construction

    Excellence in Energy Efficiency and Environmental Management
    Excellence in Workplace Health & Safety


    Housing

    Excellence in Sustainable Living

    Individual Awards

    Rising Star
    Women in Building
    Apprentice of the Year

    Please note: Due to the high volume of entries, flexibility around judge’s inspection times is limited. However, Master Builders will endeavour to give you as much notice as possible to allow for arrangements with staff and building/home owners.  In many cases the first week of judging commences 5-10 business days after entries close. Master Builders will be in contact after the final close date to schedule the on-site inspection.
  3. Judging day – On-site inspection – our independent judges will inspect and judge your entry according to the  judging criteria.
  4. Deliberation – The regional judges will deliberate and choose a winner for each category.
  5. Regional winners announced – Regional winners are announced at each regional awards ceremony.
  6. Queensland judging – The Queensland judges will deliberate and choose a Queensland winner in each category.
  7. Queensland winners announced – Queensland winners are announced at the Queensland Housing & Construction Awards.
  8. National judging commences – Not all categories go through to the National Awards. All eligible Queensland winners will be chosen to compete at national level. Immediately after the Queensland Awards, entrants will be notified if they have been chosen to go through to the National Awards.

    Please note: Some awards may not be eligible for a National Award. Please confirm your category’s eligibility after the Queensland Awards.
  9. National winners announced – National winners are announced at the National Excellence in Building and Construction Awards.

Various categories require a written submission and will be judged solely on the submission provided, not in person by the judging panel. You will be prompted to provide a written submission for these categories in our online awards entry system. You only need to include a written submission if explicitly stated.

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